1928 – 2014
N. Grosvenordale – Robert N. Coderre, 85, of N. Grosvenordale, died Friday, May 02, 2014 in Webster Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. He was the loving husband of sixty-one years of Constance (Lambert) Coderre. Born in North Grosvenordale, he was the son of the late Ulderic and Adrienne (Audet) Coderre.
Mr. Coderre was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the United States Navy from 1948 until being honorably discharged in 1952 serving aboard the USS Salerno Bay.
Mr. Coderre worked as a Pipe Fitter for American Optical. He enjoyed fishing, long walks, the ocean, family cook outs, and studying the history of WWII. He was a member of the American Legion of N. Grosvenordale, VFW Post 10088 of Thompson, a Deacon for Faith Baptist Church in Southbridge for many years devoting his time to visiting and ministering to many people in several area nursing homes, a member of the fire brigade at American Optical, a member of the Community volunteer fire department in N. Grosvenordale. Robert was a devoted husband and loving family man.
In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by his son, Richard Coderre and his wife Sheila of Danielson; his daughters, Suzanne Shultz and her husband Edward of Oxford, MA, and Brenda Beland and her husband John of Webster, MA; his brothers, Normand Coderre of Sturbridge, and John Coderre of Danielson; his sisters, Harriett Blanchette of Grosvenordale, and Florette LaVallee of Webster, MA; six grandchildren Jonathan, Hillary, Sheena, Joshua, Bruce, and Spencer; and seven great-grandchildren Jonah, Brielle, Dominique, Jade, Aden, Kane, and Audry. He was predeceased by his son Thomas Coderre, and a brother Gerard Coderre.
The Coderre family would like to publicly thank the visiting nurses and Samaritans, the nurses and staff at Webster manor and Hospice for their kindness and devotion especially; Felix “the million dollar man”, Sue, Peanut, Amanda, Melody, Jeannie, Corey, and many others for their patience and understanding to both Robert and his family during his illness.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Robert’s family from 5:00 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, May, 6, 2014, in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main Street, North Grosvenordale. A gathering will begin in the funeral home Wednesday, May,7,2014 at 9:00 am followed by a Funeral Service at 10:00 am. Officiated by Pastor Isaac Rattin of the First Baptist Church. Burial with Military Honors will follow in West Thompson Cemetery, Thompson, CT. Memorial donations in Robert’s memory may be made to the Webster Manor, Nursing Home, 745 School St., Webster, MA 01570. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.